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  • SoftBank-backed Oyo quits rental business in Osaka and Nagoya 01.15.2020

    Indian budget hotel operator Oyo Hotels and Homes will withdraw from its struggling real estate rental business in the Japanese cities of Osaka and Nagoya, focusing its resources on greater Tokyo to improve earnings.>>

  • Hotel Mario: Nintendo's old home base gains extra life 01.15.2020

    Nintendo fans will soon be able to spend the night at the company's former headquarters. The project by Tokyo-based Plan Do See will turn the prewar building here into a 20-room hotel with restaurant, bar, gym and spa facilities. The design process will be supervised by the architectural firm of Pritzker Prize winner Tadao Ando. >>

  • Japan's private resort hotel business makes comeback 01.07.2020

    The Japanese market for membership resort hotels is reviving and thriving, luring an expanding population of wealthy individuals and corporations looking for new employee perks alike.>>

  • Japan's first ESG real estate fund set for launch 01.07.2020

    Japanese farm lender Norinchukin Bank will market real estate investment funds focusing on properties that achieve sustainability targets, in what it calls a first for the domestic asset management industry.>>

  • Mitsubishi Estate to double flagship overseas fund to $9bn 01.07.2020

    Mitsubishi Estate will bring international property management units under the control of a single entity, aiming to attract institutional investors and double the size of its flagship overseas real estate fund.>>

  • Japan keeps building suburbs even as population shrinks 12.27.2019

    As Japan's population shrinks, consolidating scattered residents into denser, more compact cities is increasingly seen as a must. Yet the steady outward creep of the suburbs continues unabated.>>

  • Unizo opts for employee buyout amid takeover battle 12.23.2019

    Unizo Holdings plans to delist via an employee buyout backed by U.S. fund Lone Star Global Acquisitions, the Japanese hotel chain said Sunday, possibly ending a monthslong takeover feud.>>

  • Cheap Japan: Investors dig up bargains in Niseko's powder paradise 12.12.2019

    Foreigners are descending upon the northern Japanese ski resort of Niseko in droves, lured by not only its renowned powder snow, but also land prices that remain remarkably affordable even after sharp rises in recent years.>>

  • 1,700-room hotel to open at Haneda Airport in time for Olympics 12.12.2019

    Sumitomo Realty & Development plans to build a 1,717-room hotel and commercial complex connected to Tokyo's Haneda Airport to accommodate an anticipated influx of visitors from the airport's expansion of flight slots next March.>>

  • Japan's first Ritz-Carlton Reserve to land in Niseko 12.10.2019

    The chief of YTL Hotels said his company will keep bulking up its luxury presence in the booming Niseko winter resort town, which has become a magnet for international capital.>>

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